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Mailing Address

College of Arts and Sciences
Stevenson 141
Campus Box 4100
Normal, IL 61790-4100

Who We Are

Message from the Dean

Heather Dillaway posing.

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University! Our college is comprised of 19 departments, schools, and interdisciplinary programs. We are the academic heart and hub of Illinois State University, because we are home to the core curriculum that forms the basis for all degree programs. All ISU students take general education courses in our college, and approximately 6,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in our college's numerous degree programs. We offer a wide range of undergraduate majors and minors, graduate certificates, Master's and doctoral degrees, which means that all students can find a home in the College of Arts and Sciences!

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse college at Illinois State University. It is in our college where the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences converge and blossom. We stand for the values of a liberal arts education, including critical inquiry, analytic thinking, scientific investigation, exchange of ideas, collaboration, and real-world application. A liberal arts education prepares our students to be informed, engaged citizens and leaders, wherever they may reside. The versatile skills that students master in our college prepare them for a lifetime of career opportunities. Ultimately, our objective is to prepare students who will make a difference in the world.

The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are expert practitioners who have a passion for both teaching and research. The depth of their expertise is impressive, and they are the reason ISU students are so successful, both on campus and beyond. Our staff in the College of Arts and Sciences is exceptional as well. Staff members make sure that students and faculty have what they need to succeed and make sure that Illinois State University and our college are the best that they can be.

I encourage you to explore our website to find the exciting opportunities available to you as well as the remarkable accomplishments of those who make their academic homes in this College. Many of our more recent achievements are detailed weekly in CAS News. Please feel free to visit the Dean's Office in 140 Stevenson Hall any time! We look forward to seeing you.

Heather Dillaway
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Centers and Initiatives

Dedicate time to working on you. Our communities connect you with the right support system to help you accomplish your goals.

  • Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies

    The center's mission is to promote the well-being of children from the child welfare system and elevate their well-being and that of their families.

    Visit the Center website

  • Center for Mathematics Science and Technology

    The mission of CeMaST is to empower, conduct, and support STEM education and scholarship across the K – 16 continuum.

    See what's happening in CeMaST

  • Eckelmann-Taylor Speech & Hearing Clinic

    Part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University, the clinic offers clinical education for CSD degree candidates.

    Explore the Speech & Hearing Clinic

  • Latin America and Latino/a Studies

    The Latin America and Latino/a Studies program is a multidisciplinary community of scholars committed to building cultural bridges between the university and the Americas.

    Learn about the program

  • Mind Project

    The Mind Project is a community of researchers, teachers, and students who have worked over the past 25 years to create interactive teaching materials to introduce people of all ages to the scientific study of the mind and brain.

    Read about the Mind Project

  • Radio Station WGLT

    WGLT is The McLean County’s leader in local news. It provides the highest quality national and international news via the NPR Network, and is licensed to and operating from Illinois State University in Normal.

    Listen to the WGLT

  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    An interdisciplinary academic program that challenges students to critically engage the ways that intersecting categories of gender, sexuality, race, class/caste, age, disability, and citizenship shape our lives, cultures, and communities.

    Discover the WGSS programs